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What is the female equivalent of a womaniser?

I can think of a fair few choice words often employed in these circumstances, but man-iniser sure as heck isn’t one of them.

I only ask because Coronation Street actor William Roache recently boasted that he’d slept with more than 1,000 women.

It’s a story that was repeatedly reported with a kind of ‘good on yer son’, wink-wink slap-on-the-back slant.

No-one suggested that it was actually rather ungallant of the man we know as Ken Barlow to talk so frankly about his lusty ways of old.

But you can guarantee that if the actress who plays Deirdre Barlow had been blabbing about her bedroom antics, it would have been a very different story.